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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designer)
    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil

  • Museum number:

    D.1065-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 145

This is one of two designs for embroidery for a reredos.

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) is widely considered as one of the most significant and influential architects, designers and theorists of the 19th century. Following his conversion to Catholicism in 1835, he identified the Gothic style with Christian architecture and his work and writings inspired and framed the Gothic Revival. In 'Contrasts', published in 1836, he condemned classical forms and ardently praised 14th and 15th-century architecture. Pugin is best remembered for his work on the Palace of Westminster.

Physical description

Full size design for the initials 'IHS' set within a quatrefoil; A.W.N. Pugin, 1850.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1850 (made)

Artist/maker

A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designer)
Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

Materials and Techniques

Pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Grafton reredos'
'yellow' [four times]
'green ground velvet'

Dimensions

Height: 325 mm, Width: 308 mm

Descriptive line

Design for the initials 'IHS' set within a quatrefoil; A.W.N. Pugin, 1850.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, pp. 194, 196.

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Quatrefoil; Initials; Reredos

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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